Archive for April, 2018

Living Fences make for Great Neighbors

Posted on April 30th, 2018

If you are like I am I love noticing the landscapes of houses and neighborhoods as I’m driving around town.  I like to see what people have done but not only give thought to the potential that many homes have for fresh landscape projects. This spring I see many neighbors are going to have landscape […]

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Small Space Trees

Posted on April 22nd, 2018

On any given day you can visit the garden center and overhear customers asking for ‘’dwarf” plants.  Usually when the term dwarf comes to mind we think of small shrubs and flowering plants.  Well surprisingly those aren’t the only dwarf plants we offer at the garden center.  We have a great selection of dwarf trees!  […]

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Van Wilgen’s Planting Guide

Posted on April 18th, 2018

How to plant has always been a frequently asked question at the garden center.  What do I do if my plant is in a pot…How do I plant a burlap tree?  Does the basket stay on or do I take it off.  These are all questions we will cover in this Planting Guide. Regardless of […]

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Cool Crops, Can You Dig It?

Posted on April 18th, 2018

One of the most commonly asked questions as it warms up early in the spring is, “What can I put out in my veggie garden?” The answer is not always as clear cut as you’d think! For your tomatoes and peppers, we always stick to our May 15th rule; however, there are tons of veggies we call cold crops, […]

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TO FEED OR NOT TO FEED

Posted on April 12th, 2018

Just as you need energy to get through your day, your plants do too. And of course, when it comes to family-friendly gardening, organic fertilizer is the way to go! What is Organic Fertilizer? Organic fertilizers contain only ingredients from plant, animal or mineral sources.  Examples of these kinds of ingredients are bone meal, kelp meal […]

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SPRING LAWN LOVE

Posted on April 5th, 2018

Show your lawns some love this spring.  Not only did trees & shrubs suffer from this snowy & windy winter, our lawns struggled quite a bit too.  Snow plows scraped up edges of lawns along roads and driveways.  Snow shovels scuffed up the lawns alongside walkways. Heavy, wet snow sat on our lawns causing bare […]

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Top Eight Early Spring Perennials

Posted on April 5th, 2018

This time of  year we are all itching to get in the garden. All it takes is a few warm days, some sunshine and we are all ready to dig in the dirt.  At the garden center we get asked all the time, what can I plant now? There are many choices for early spring perennials, […]

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Got Mulch?

Posted on April 5th, 2018

We have all heard the phrase ‘April Showers bring May Flowers’ but it turns out there are few things we need to do to freshen up our gardens. April is the perfect time for spring clean up! Starting with simple raking and going for a clean slate in the garden, prune any broken branches, and […]

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